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Kuwait Entry Requirements Updated for 2022

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The Kuwaiti government has updated its COVID-19 entry requirements that are valid from December 26, 2021.

As of Dec. 26, individuals must have proof of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of departure and undergo a 10-day quarantine.

Individuals can end their quarantine if they receive a negative PCR test taken at least 72 hours after the arrival.

Beginning Jan. 2, individuals who have not received a booster dose within nine months of completing their first vaccination cycle will no longer be considered fully vaccinated.

Such individuals will no longer be able to travel internationally or enter businesses that require individuals to be fully vaccinated.

Those traveling to Kuwait must register their health and travel information through the Kuwait Mosafer platform and the Shlonik application before traveling. Foreign nationals who have been in or traveled through Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe within 14 days of intended arrival are barred from entering the country.

Kuwait Airways also shared travel regulations with the country.

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
This does not apply to:
- nationals of Kuwait;
- children, husbands and wives of nationals of Kuwait;
- nationals of Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTec (Comirnaty), and their accompanying children younger than 16 years;
- nationals of Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V and that they also received one vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTec (Comirnaty), and their accompanying children younger than 16 years. Passengers who received the last vaccine dose more than 9 months before arrival must have a booster;
- domestic workers accompanied by nationals of Kuwait;
- passengers with an 'Article 20' visa issued by Kuwait. Online registration at https://belsalamah.com/home.html is required if they do not have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate;
- passengers with a residence permit or a visa issued by Kuwait and with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTec (Comirnaty), and their accompanying children younger than 16 years;
- passengers with a residence permit or a visa issued by Kuwait and with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V and that they also received one vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTec (Comirnaty), and their accompanying children younger than 16 years. Passengers who received the last vaccine dose more than 9 months before arrival must have a booster;
- US military personnel with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTec (Comirnaty);
- US military personnel with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V and that they also received one vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTec (Comirnaty). Passengers who received the last vaccine dose more than 9 months before arrival must have a booster;
- passengers younger than 18 years with a residence permit issued by Kuwait;
- passengers arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe.
2. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to nationals of Kuwait.
3. Flights from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe are suspended.
4. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure.
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.
5. Passengers are subject to medical screening.
6. Passengers should install "Shlonik" and "Kuwait-Mosafer" applications on their personal device.
7. Suspension of visa on arrival facilities.
8. Passengers must register online before departure at https://kuwaitmosafer.gov.kw/home.html 
9. Passengers are subject to 2 PCR tests at their own expense upon arrival. They must have a payment confirmation obtained at https://kuwaitmosafer.gov.kw/home.html​ before departure.
- This does not apply to:
- nationals of Kuwait;
- passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTec (Comirnaty);
- passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V and that they also received one vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTec (Comirnaty). Passengers who received the last vaccine dose more than 9 months before arrival must have a booster;
- domestic workers with a residence permit or visa issued by Kuwait who are registered and traveling under BelSalamah package.
10. Passengers could be subject to quarantine at a hotel or home-quarantine for up to 7 days.
11. Passengers must have a confirmed hotel reservation booked for 7 days at https://kuwaitmosafer.com/home.html before departure.
- This does not apply to:
- passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTec (Comirnaty);
- passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V and that they also received one vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTec (Comirnaty). Passengers who received the last vaccine dose more than 9 months before arrival must have a booster;
- unaccompanied minors younger than 16 years.
12. Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Kuwait must present the certificate through the Immune app, or Kuwait Mobile ID app, or Kuwait-mosafer app.
13. Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued outside of Kuwait must:
- have a QR code on the certificate; or
- upload the certificate at https://vaxcert.moh.gov.kw/SPCMS/PH/CVD_19_Vaccine_External_Registration.aspx
- This does not apply to US military personnel.

 

 

 

 

 

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